A journey to - Maha Kumbh Mela 2013
Mahakumbh mela is held in every 12 years in different holy places in india, religious people come to join this Mahakumbh Mela whenever it is held. Here we have an updated news about upcoming kumbh mela 2013 Allahabad
By: The other home
The event takes place every three years on rotation basis in four towns of Uttar Pradesh - Allahabad, Haridwar, Ujjain and Nashik. It takes 12 years for the Mela to take place in the same location and when it does, it’s called the Purna Kumbh Mela (Complete Kumbh Mela). According to both Indian mythology and modern astronomy, the planets of the Universe align every 12 years. This is symbolically integrated in the Kumbh Mela, so that the devotees and monks come together to dip in the holy Ganges river. The number of persons gathered at one place for a single purpose is the largest across the globe.
Kumbh Mela is scheduled to be held at Allahabad from January 27 to February 25 in 2013. Allahabad, being the confluence of three sacred rivers, Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati is also known as Prayag. Allahabad enjoys proximity to Varanasi, another town of religious significance, Lucknow and New Delhi, the national Capital. Its well connected by road and rail with the rest of India. You can get there on a night train from New Delhi or can fly to Varanasi and take a taxi for a journey ahead for about two hours.
The special attraction of the Kumbh Mela in Allahabad is a site where the festival used to be held initially. Although the location has been shifted at present, the Mela is held in the original site with great grandeur and pomp every 144 years, when the Mela completes twelve 12 year cycles in Allahabad.
A special Maha Kumbh Camp shall be set up within walkable distance from the Mela ground, offering comfortable accommodation in Allahabad with a plethora of modern facilities to the guests during the event in 2013. The camp shall consist of three different categories of cottages – Luxury, Deluxe and Economy, which can accommodate people in double or triple sharing or more. Dormitories for about 20 people each shall be available for budget travelers. There are number of other boarding and lodging options in the town as well.
The food at the Camp shall be strictly vegetarian or 'satvik', with various options such as International (Continental and Chinese) and Indian regional (Gujarati, South Indian, etc) cuisines to choose from. A tea/coffee lounge shall be operational round the clock.
Special arrangements shall be available for Kalpavasis, who follow Vanaprastha Dharma (retired forest life prescribed in the Vedas for couples) and lead an austere and minimalistic life. The Other Home will also organize a special Kumbh Mela Tours for the pilgrims and visitors in Allahabad and other nearby spiritual places including Varanasi and Haridwar.
The 2013 Maha Kumbh is going to be an epic event as the coveted 144 year cycle shall be completed that time. You should not miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. So, just mark out the dates on your calendar and get in touch with us at The Other Home.
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